Archive | January, 2012

The Videomatica Rentals Collection Finds a Good Home!

22 Jan

Videomatica wishes to heartily thank our many customers and supporters who, through their encouraging wishes and contributions, helped ‘send the movies to university’

UBC, SFU welcome exceptional Videomatica film collection

By Glenn Drexhage on January 16, 2012

An exceptional film collection valued at $1.7 million will be housed and preserved by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.

Videomatica – a long-loved video rental store that opened in 1983 and specialized in rare and esoteric titles – is donating the bulk of 28,000 DVDs, 4,000 VHS titles and 900 Blu-rays to UBC. The collection will be housed at UBC Library with more than 5,000 duplicates available at UBC’s Dept. of Theatre and Film. SFU receives about 2,800 documentaries from the collection.

For more information please see the press release.

Watch This Short Documentary on the Closing Of Videomatica

22 Jan
Empty Shelves  is a passionate look into the disappearance of an iconic independent Vancouver video store.
This video was filmed by Eric San Pablo Chu and Darko Sikman and edited by Darko Sikman.
Produced by Laurent Goldstein from Citrus Pie Marketing Group, a Vancouver company dedicated to helping small business owners tell their story in an authentic way on the internet.

CHINATOWN coming to Blu-Ray Apr. 03

12 Jan

New Restored Print

Commentary by Robert Towne and David Fincher

Three-part Water and Power documentary with Robert Towne:

Chinatown: An Appreciation retrospective with filmmakers Steven Soderbergh, James Newton Howard, Kimberly Peirce, and Roger Deakins

And more.

Pre-order NOW


5 Jan

All this and more available for pre-order. Come on down or give us a call.